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I am no expert when it comes to putting up hair but I love to experiment with fancy up-dos and styles which comes in handy when the occasion arises for something a little fancier than a simple ponytail. Through my teenage years, before the days of ghds, I took a violent repulsion to my naturally curly hair and sought anyway possible to avoid wearing it down. This led to many hours spent meticulously twisting and plaiting my unruly mane into a variety of styles, adorning my whole head with pins and clips to keep the curls at bay. Now, thankfully, I have a much more loving relationship with my hair and pinning it up is fun rather than frustrating! I attended a lovely wedding at the weekend and had a few questions about my up-do so I thought I would do a quick how-to on how I did my hair for the day. 

Step 1/ Section off the top third of your hair just at the crown, comb back to disguise the parting and then gently twist and push the hair back under itself to create a puff. Fasten with a few hair grips. If you have a fringe or want any bits of hair left loose to soften the look, pull these out the way at the very beginning.

Step 2/ Take an inch section of hair from just above your ear and plait it away from your hairline, pinning in place just under your hair puff. Repeat on the other side and secure your second plait just under the first. If possible, try and get hair grips that match your hair colour so they don’t look so obvious.

Step 3/ Gather the rest of your hair in a ponytail and begin twisting from the base, coiling it around as you go so it forms the perfect bun. Fasten it place with more pins and finish with a mist of hairspray.

Et volia! It really is that simple. 🙂

What is your go-to hairstyle for a fancy occasion?

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  1. 3rd September 2012 / 8:07 pm

    omg your hair looks boom!!!!

  2. 3rd September 2012 / 8:10 pm

    really love this updo, so will be trying it xx

  3. 3rd September 2012 / 8:24 pm

    That looks so amazing! Tempted to try it out

  4. 3rd September 2012 / 8:25 pm

    When I first saw the photos of your updo I thought how complicated it looked, but since you explained it, it really does seem simple! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  5. 3rd September 2012 / 8:39 pm

    such a nice updo, you have skills ! x

  6. 3rd September 2012 / 8:42 pm

    This looks sooo pretty!!! x

  7. 3rd September 2012 / 8:46 pm

    This looks so cool!

  8. 3rd September 2012 / 8:48 pm

    This looks so lovely! Really must try this some time xx

  9. 3rd September 2012 / 8:59 pm

    this is gorgeous! it suprisingly sounds quite simple so I think I shall give it a go tomorrow because I always struggle with updo's! x

  10. 3rd September 2012 / 9:05 pm

    Wow! This is such a gorgeous up do, and you make it sound so easy to do aswell. xx

  11. 3rd September 2012 / 9:28 pm

    I'm going to start practising this now in time for the next occassion I have! SO impressed you did this, I presumed you'd been at the hairdresser!

  12. 4th September 2012 / 4:48 am

    The updo looks amazing, love it! <3

  13. 4th September 2012 / 6:21 am

    It's so pretty! x

  14. 4th September 2012 / 8:14 am

    love this! x

  15. 4th September 2012 / 11:15 am

    I love this hair do, I'd definitely like to give it a go, but I seem to have a stubborn parting that never hides when I want to attempt the backcombed beehive 🙁 hence why my hair is nearly always down.

    YOu look beautiful for the wedding too, love your dress 🙂 xx

  16. 4th September 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Perfect hairstyle for a wedding!

  17. 4th September 2012 / 4:23 pm

    This is a gorgeous up-do and the dress is beautiful.

  18. 6th September 2012 / 6:14 pm

    Your hair looks lovely X

  19. 7th September 2012 / 8:56 am

    Love this updo, looks so complex but reading how you do it makes it sound doable…I hope haha.

  20. 12th September 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Amazing, I wish I was this talented